This week’s Throw Back Thursday photo is from 2004, when I was a senior in high school. Yes, I that is me. Yes, I have an afro. No, it is not my real hair (unfortunately).
My high school choir was doing a medley of songs from the 70s. If you hadn’t guessed, I got to be a Supreme. It was awesome, not only did I get an amazing afro wig to wear, but I also got a wear long white gloves…and a full body jumpsuit that was this orangish red color. (This is also the only time in my life I could probably get away with wearing a full body jumpsuit.) Anyways, they kept the “Supremes” backstage until “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” came on. The roar of the crowd when they saw the “Supremes” walk out was pretty fantastic. Having the fro was so fun. It was huge and super bouncy…not to mention, I think I can actually rock a fro. (If I can’t rock a fro, please don’t tell me. I don’t want to know. Let me live in my dreamland.)
The whole experience was amazing, from the costume to being on stage. In high school, I loved to be in front of crowds of people performing. Probably would still love to do it, but the opportunities to easily do this greatly dwindles once you leave high school. You will probably see a few more photos of Amy and I from high school on TBT, as we both participated in the fine arts…which lends itself to some awesome photo ops!